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Apple wireless mighty mouse

The scroll button on my mighty mouse has stopped working. i have tried cleaning it and have checked all the settings in the system preferences.  any suggestions?

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  • jeanm Nov 16, 2007

    I have the same problem. It will scroll up but not down. If I keep going up, then trying to reverse, over and over again, eventually it starts to work again.


    Then, a day or two later, it balks again. I have wasted hours on this. Any help
    would be appreciated. jeanm.

  • jcml Nov 25, 2007

    Thank you, dditzler!  Your video of how to open the mighty mouse gave me the confidence to try it. Mine is wireless, and when I took the case off, I discovered that the two ribbon cables were both detached.  I figured out how to reattach them (hopefully they will stay attached) and now the mouse works perfectly!  There was no need to open up the rollerball assembly, but whenever I need to do that I now know how!  Thanks again!

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  • dditzler Nov 25, 2007

    Here is my solution. It takes a few minutes but it works

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Sometimes you just need to press a little harder on the ball to get it to register but most of the time it is a signal that it needs thorough cleaning.

Here are users' recommendations:

From the Apple site: Written by AC
October 30, 2007
We all know this is a great mouse. I'm on my second one. But I've had a problem with the scrolling on both mice. I didn't mind buRead moreying a second one after the first one stopped working but I wasn't about to buy a third one, no matter how mighty they are.
It turns out that after a few months of regular use the mouse stops scrolling either up or down or sideways or all ways according to my experience and others that I have read.
I went to the Apple store by my house today and talked to a guy about sending this mouse in for repair since I have only had it a few months. He said I needed an appointment, but he also said it was easily fixed. He advised me to clean the roller ball on the top with alcohol wipes or a q-tip soaked in alcohol.
I thought it wouldn't work but since I had to wait for my appointment to send it in to apple I tried it and cleaned it thoroughly with alcohol and a q-tip. I let it dry for five minutes and it works like new.
I am very pleased with the advice I got and just wanted to share with some of you who might be having the same problem.


From another forum:
OK, i think i pretty much figured out the scroll ball problem…. when it fails (about every two weeks) i unplug it, take it to the bathroom, and break out the alcohol and cotton swaps.. soak a swap and keep rolling it around on the ball and rolling the ball until all the filth comes off (i usually end up going through a few swabs before all the crap comes off) it definetly is a mechanical problem of dirt/small hairs/fibers getting stuck under the ball and making it not work. After i use the alcohol, i hold the mouse up to my mouth and “kiss” it by the scroll ball and blow real hard a few times. wait for the alcohol to evaporate and hook it back up…. kind of a pain in the ass, but 5 minutes maintenance every 2 weeks isn't too too bad…

Here is a link to taking the original mouse apart if you can't just clean it externally:

http://shirster.multiply.com/journal/item/194

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Someone on another question also suggested putting a vacuum hose over the scroll ball, and supposedly it will get any dust out that may be preventing it from working. Others rated it as a great solution so it may be worth a try.

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